The Natural History & Taxidermy Sales at Tennants Auctioneers include a menagerie of weird and wonderful animal species, and the sale on Wednesday 12 October 2016 will be no exception.
With entries from both European and British collectors, including twenty-six lots from The Countess of Lucan’s personal and family hunting and shooting collection, the sale of over 250 lots will include creatures as diverse as Baboon, Hippopotamus, Giant Forest Hog, Wallaby and Duck-Billed Platypus.
Appealing to interior decorators are furnishing pieces such as Zebra and Nguni skin rugs, antler chandeliers, as well as mineral and shell collections. The more traditional Victorian and later cased birds and animals include fauna as varied as a Greater Spotted Eagle and a three-legged Mallard duck.
Other quirky lots to watch out for include the skin of an African Rock Python, the skull of a giraffe, a life size Texas Longhorn Steer, a pair of French Lop Rabbits boxing one another, and the Pelican skeleton used as a prop in Nanny McPhee starring Emma Thompson and Colin Firth.
Notes to Editor:
Tennants Auctioneers ensure that all auction entries are sold strictly in accordance with CITES (The Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Flora and Fauna) regulations, and any necessary licences or Pre-sale approvals are obtained from Animal Health, Bristol.